Overview – Weber Jumbo Joe Gold Charcoal Grill
- Porcelain-enameled bowl and lid with a cooking area of 240 square inch
- 18.5-inch diameter plated steel cooking grate
- Rust-resistant aluminum dampers and ash catcher
- One glass-reinforced nylon handle
- Assembled dimensions 19.75-inch by 20.5-inch by 19.75-inch
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Need a larger cooking surface from a portable grill? Tailgaters, campers and all grillers on-the-go will appreciate the Weber Jumbo Joe Gold Charcoal Grill – an extra large, but still very portable, charcoal grill.
- Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 20.5 x 19.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 18 pounds
- Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
- Origin: USA
- Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
- ASIN: B0098HR0RC
- Item model number: 1211001
“We live in a community where we cannot have built-in items, so enjoy being able to carry this where needed. Also great for camping out. Easy to put together, everything fit good, really getting good meals off the grill” – By Susan H.
“Awesome Charcoal Grill, big enough for 12 hamburgers or 4 hamburgers 4 hot dogs and 2 pieces of chicken, small enough to travel. The metal bar that goes over the handle of lid holds the lid on securely. I purchased a table from Weber also that you can place this specific unit on to make it tall enough so you dont have to grill on the ground.” – By Ryan A Springer
“My third Weber I own and I couldn’t be happier with the performance of the Jumbo Gold. I have grilled Chicken and Burgers and it performed well. Half a chimney of coal is all you need and it holds the heat in well. Only gripe would be a handle for the top vent like my Weber Kettle but other than that a great grill!” – By Richard Kolb
“THIS GRILL IS THE BEST FOR THE MONEY. I have owned gas fired outdoor grills and found that they were a waste of money because the food never really tasted any better then food cooked on a gas stove. I have owned rectangular charcoal grills and found that they really don’t get hot enough to make meaningful grill marks on meat, unless you use around 8 pounds of charcoal which makes you spend a lot more mone on carcoal.
But the Weber 1211001 Jumbo Joe Gold Charcoal Grill uses less charcoal and provides a hotter temperature for great tasting steaks. the only thing I don’t like about it is the thin steel cooking grate that comes with this grill, because you can’t get a good grill mark on the meat. So this is what I do I take a cast iron grill pan made by Lodge Industries and place the cast iron grill pan directly on the hot charcoal after the charoal has had a chance to become really hot I place my Filet Mignon steaks on the cast iron grill pan to get the sear lines. After I sear the meat on cast iron I remove the cast iron pan and use the steel grate that cones with the Jumbo joe to finish the steaks or in a 450 degree oven.” – By Music Lover “Paul” (Central New Jersey)
“If you’re looking for a portable grill that can cook for more than two people, this is the superlative choice. In fact, it has so many nice touches that I can confidently say that, given its intended uses, it’s easily the best designed and engineered product I’ve ever used.
Let’s start with functionality. The Jumbo Joe has handled all grilling tasks I threw at it equally well, from direct heat for burgers, a mix of direct and indirect for searing and then cooking steaks, and low-and-slow smoking. It is shallower than a full-sized 18.5-inch Weber kettle, and I was worried that this would make it hard to keep the temperatures down for smoking BBQ. I was pleasantly surprised that it handled smoking just fine. And like it’s smaller sibling, the Smokey Joe, the shallower stature allows you to really pile the coals next to the grate for a hot, fast sear on steaks. You’d have to use way too much charcoal on a full sized kettle to get this same effect. In short, this will do everything the full sized 18.5-inch kettle will do and everything the Smokey Joe will do, including being portable. It’s probably not big enough for a turkey, but it can handle a chicken.
Now let’s move on to where Jumbo Joe really shines — design touches. The integrated wire carrying handle snaps into a groove on the lid handle to hold the grill shut for transport. It works wonderfully — shut both vents, sweep the ash out of the tray, and you’re ready to put it in your vehicle. Behind the lid is a metal bar. The wire transport handle snaps into a groove on this metal bar to create a handy way to store the lid while you’re grilling. No more setting the lid on the ground when you lift it to check or remove the food.
Some have complained that the newer design uses a screw and nut to hold on the vent covers rather than a traditional rivet. I think this is actually an improvement. If there’s ever a problem, you can tighten or replace a screw — but most folks don’t have a pop riveter handy.
The only flaw that this grill has is the bottom charcoal grate. The grate rests on a sort of shelf and, unlike smaller Smokey Joes, there are no screws or anything protruding into the bowl to hold the bottom grate in place. This means that if you pile a heavy load of charcoal onto the bottom grate, it can slip down the side of the bowl. If you’re handy, you can fix this with a drill and a few bolts in five minutes. If not, simply buy the Weber 7403 Char-Basket Charcoal Briquet Holders and you won’t have a problem. You will want them any way to help with low and slow smoking.” – By Stephen
“I must admit I just used this for the first time. I’m use to cooking outdoors with my propane grill which I love but started getting the taste for some Charcoal burgers and sausage. Today I put 40 Stubbs briskets into the 7447 compact chimney, set 2 of the 7417 lighter cubes on the charcoal grill lit them and set the chimney on top. It took about 15-20 minutes for the Subbs to stop smoking, I love the natural briskets, I then set 2 93% lean burgers on my grill with 8 of my homemade hot Italian elk sausage, kept it covered but flipped the burgers after about 12 minutes, let them cook covered for another 5-8 minutes or so…wow that’s the way to do it! I also flipped the elk sausage and let them continue cooking for another 13 minutes or so, excellent! I’m in Broomfield Colorado at about 5200 above sea level and it was roughly 72 degrees here today. I just couldn’t believe how well this cooked everything, not undercooked but still juicy and the temperature seem so perfect until I can’t image anything getting burnt, possibly dried out, but not burnt if I would have left the food on for too long. I’m happy, this product definitely works for me!” – By ColoradoHunter